Explaining Social Processes

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Paradigm Publishers, 2008 - 215 Seiten
Part I. Introduction Chapter 1: Method and Explanation 2 Part II. Concepts and Observations Chapter 2: Systems, Dispositions, and Transactions in Social Analysis 26 Chapter 3: Observations of Social Processes and Their Formal Representations 36 Chapter 4: Event Catalogs as Theories 46 Chapter 5: Iron City Blues 55 Chapter 6: Why Read the Classics? 62 Part III. Explanations and Comparisons Chapter 7: To Explain Political Processes 68 Chapter 8: Means and Ends of Comparison in Macrosociology 83 Chapter 9: Terror, Terrorism, Terrorists 93 Chapter 10: Linkers, Diggers, and Glossers in Social Analysis 108 Part IV. Historical Social Analysis Chapter 11: History and Sociological Imagining 120 Chapter 12: Historical Analysis of Political Processes 133 Chapter 13: What Good Is Urban History? 160 Chapter 14: Anglo-American Social History Since 1945 175 Chapter 15: Three Visions of History and Theory 190 Part V. Conclusion Chapter 16: Epilogue 202.

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Charles Tilly was Joseph L. Buttenwieser Professor of Social Science at Columbia University, and author of fifty earlier books. Just before his death, he was honored with the Social Science Research Council's prestigious Albert O. Hirschman Prize. A founding friend of Paradigm, Tilly is author of several other Paradigm books including most recently, Explaining Social Processes.

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